• Condition assessment of carbon fiber composites using raman spectroscopy 

    Blum, Frank D. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
    The goal of this research is to examine the potential of Raman spectroscopy as a method of condition assessment for carbon fiber composite materials. Carbon fiber composites are used in high performance situations such as ...
  • Environmental effects on subsurface defect detection in concrete structures using infrared thermography 

    Bolleni, Naveen Kumar, 1985- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
    Deterioration of concrete due to corrosion of embedded steel reinforcing bars and prestressing strands represent a significant challenge for inspection and maintenance engineers. Cracking, delaminations and spalling that ...
  • Guideline for implementing quality control and quality assurance for bridge inspection 

    Alexander, Adam Ross (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
    Structurally deficient bridges are becoming more and more prevalent. The need to identify and correct these deficiencies is becoming increasingly apparent. This task is assigned to bridge inspections. With such a critical ...
  • Long-term sensing system for bridge piers 

    Masterson, Mary Kathryn (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
    Structural instability of bridge piers resulting from scour or other natural hazards can lead to bridge collapse. As a result, a method of monitoring bridge piers is needed to evaluate long-term changes in structural ...
  • Remote health monitoring for asset management 

    Morris, Scott Edward (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
    This project explored the development of real-time monitoring technology to be used for effective asset management. There is a critical need to develop technologies to assess and monitor the condition of these bridges over ...